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11-year-old Palestinian shot in the head with rubber bullet during raid in Shufat

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Three Palestinians, including an 11-year-old boy, were injured Monday evening when Israeli forces raided Shufat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem, sparking violent clashes.The Palestinian Red Crescent said that the child was evacuated in a moderate condition to Israel’s Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem after Israeli forces …

Head of Palestinian women’s union Khitam Saafin released from Israeli prison

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Civil society leader and president of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees Khitam Saafin was released from Israeli prison on Sunday after being held without trial or charge since July 9, Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer reported in a statement Monday. Saafin was detained during a predawn …

Newspapers Review: Dailies highlight reconciliation plans

RAMALLAH, October 2, 2017 (WAFA) – The arrival of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and an Egyptian delegation as part of fresh attempt to restore Palestinian national unity dominated the front page headlines in Palestinian Arabic dailies on Monday. The dailies reported the national consensus government headed by Hamdallah was due …

Egyptian officials in Gaza on eve of Palestinian unity talks

GAZA CITY – Egyptian delegates arrived in Gaza Sunday on the eve of a fresh attempt at reconciliation between the strip’s Hamas rulers and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement, an official said. West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah is to make his first visit to Gaza since 2015 …

Abbas opposed to ‘Hezbollah model’ in Gaza

His conditions are aimed at disarming Hamas — but also keeping Dahlan and Qatar out of the equation Published: 15:11 October 1, 2017 Omar Shariff, Deputy GCC/Middle East Editor   GAZA — Occupied West Bank-based Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah arrives in Gaza today on his first visit to territory …

Report: Israeli incitement report for September 2017

 PNN/ Ramallah/ The PLO Department of Culture and Information has published its monthly incitement report for September, which showcases examples of recent inflammatory comments and incitement by Israeli officials and leaders: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “There will be no more uprooting of towns [settlements] in the Land of Israel.” (September …

Experts: Reconciliation will reflect positively on Gaza’s reconstruction, economy

  by Mohammed Abu Fayyad GAZA, September 30, 2017 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials and economic experts believe that success of reconciliation and the restoration of national unity between the West Bank and Gaza Strip will reflect positively on Gaza’s economy and will accelerate reconstruction following three devastating wars launched by …

EUPOL COPPS appoints new EU head of the police mission in Palestine and organizes study visits to Europe

PNN/Europe/ EUPOL COPPS  has recently released different press releases regarding Palestine: The EU appointed Kauko Aaltomaa, as new Head of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories The EU’s Political and Security Committee has appointed Kauko Aaltomaa, a high-ranking official in the Finnish Ministry of Interior, as new Head …

WHO release a report on GAZA referrals and access

PNN/ Gaza/ World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on Gaza referrals and access on which the wrote that, 45% of patients delayed or denied security permits by Israeli authorities: Of 1,883 patient applications for a permit to exit Gaza through Erez checkpoint for hospital appointments in August 2017, …